Karbi Anglong district
() is the largest amongst the 27 administrative district
state in north-eastern India
. The district is bounded by Golaghat district
on the east, Meghalaya
state and Marigaon district
on the west, Nagaon
districts on the north and North Cachar Hills district
state on the south. The district is located between 25º33' - 26º35' North Latitudes and 92º10' - 93º50' East Longitudes. Diphu
town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area
of 10,434 km².
During the British rule, the territory of the present district was part of the ‘Scheduled District’ constituted in 1874. Later, Mikir Hills tract was constituted as “Partially Excluded areas” under the Govt. of India Act, 1935. On November 17, 1951 a new district, the United Mikir Hills and North Cachar Hills district was created by combining some parts of the districts of Sibsagar (now Golaghat), Nagaon, Cachar and United Khasi and Jayantia Hills district of present day Meghalaya state. This was followed by bifurcation of the erstwhile district of United Mikir and North Cachar Hills district into two separate districts: Mikir Hill district and North Cachar Hills district on February 2, 1970. The Mikir Hill district was renamed as Karbi Anglong district on October 14, 1976.
The district has three sub-divisions: Diphu
. Diphu sub-division is further divided into two revenue... Read More